Top Results 2013 Rock N Roll New Orleans Half Marathon: Mo Farah and Meseret Defar Win

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 by: LetsRun.com
February 24, 2013

Flash results.

(Update, there is a very cool recap of this race via social media below the results, via LetsRun.com visitor Alberto Stretti, check out his athletics site here: http://www.albertostretti.org

At the 2013 Rock N Roll New Orleans half-marathon, Meseret Defar, the reigning two-time Olympic 5000m champion, got the convincing win over American Shalane Flanagan in 1:07:25, a new personal best for Defar, as fellow American Kara Goucher was further back in 5th in 1:11:49.

This was the second half-marathon for Defar who made her debut in 2010 winning at Rock N Roll Philadelphia in 1:07:45. Also in that race? Shalane Flanagan who ran 1:08:37, her personal best until today. 52 seconds separated them then and 1:06 separated them today as both set personal bests.

Meseret Defar Was All Smiles When She Won Her Half Marathon Debut in 2010

The World’s greatest distance runner, double Olympic champ, Mo Farah won the men’s race in 1:00:59 in a kick over former NYC Marathon champ Gebre Gebremariam. Just last week Farah was running a 3000m in Birmingham. Farah’s half-marathon debut was a win in 1:00:23 over Galen Rupp in 2011 in New York City.

Full results here.

Race play by play from the LRC forums here.

Women’s Results:

GenderPlNameTime
1
Meseret Defar
01:07:25
2
Shalane Flanagan
01:08:31
3
Mary Ngugi
01:10:32
4
Helen Clitheroe
01:11:46
5
Kara Goucher
01:11:49
6
Alisha Williams
01:12:50
7
Stephanie Pezzullo
01:13:57
8
Berhane Adere
01:16:00
9
Kimberly Mantle
01:21:17
10
Megan Digregorio
01:21:53

Men’s Results:

GenderPlNameTime
1
Mo Farah
01:00:59
2
Gebre Gebremariam
01:01:00
3
Cybrian Kotut
01:02:48
4
Martin Lel
01:04:02
5
McDonard Ondara
01:04:03
6
Josphat Boit
01:04:51
7
Scott Overall
01:04:51
8
Brett Gotcher
01:05:12
9
Robert Scribner
01:05:25
10
Brent Martin
01:06:52

Excellent Race Blow by Blow via Social Media and Storify from LRC Alberto Stretti, check out his athletics site here: http://www.albertostretti.org)

 


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